Episode No. 161 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Rebecca Morse and artist Dario Robleto.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has recently opened “Larry Sultan: Here and Home,” the first retrospective of the California-based photographer and conceptualist. The exhibition includes the work Sultan made in the early 1970s with Mike Mandel and continues through his many series of work, including his “Pictures of Home” photographs of his parents’ relationship and suburban home, and “The Valley” photographs of the suburban porn industry.” It’s on view at LACMA through March 22, 2015 and will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibition catalogue was published by Prestel. Amazon offers it for $43.
The show was curated by Rebecca Morse, who is the guest on the first segment.
On the second segment, Dario Robleto discusses two exhibitions of his work on view now at the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Menil Collection. The BMA is showing Robleto’s “Setlists for a Setting Sun,” and the Menil is offering up “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed.”
Curated by Kristen Hileman, “Setlists for a Setting Sun” is the exhibition of works Robleto made on a residency while at the Headlands Center for the Arts. It mashes up the histories of recorded light and sound. The exhibition was partly motivated by the BMA’s proximity to Johns Hopkins University, where the Hubble Space Telescope mission is headquartered. It’s on view through March 29, 2015.
The Menil’s exhibition, “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed,” features Robleto’s interest in the history of our knowledge of the human heartbeat. It was commissioned by the Menil and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the arts at the University of Houston. The exhibition is at the Menil through January 4, 2015.
Air date: Dec. 4, 2014.